Tag: Personal Development

Take the Easier Ride – Delegate

March 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Had I been asleep or was I still awake? That (very) early morning call brought delegation into sharp focus. And it shaped my management forever. It was 2.30 am. It was cold and dark and I’d been in bed for just a half hour when the phone rang. “Alarm Center here, are you the keyholder?” […]

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Employee Motivation – Accessing Their Unique Talents

March 28, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

How well do you truly understand the people you have working with you in your team? Why would you want to know? They show up, do what you tell them, take their pay and go home. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? In fact, is there a trick you are missing? Your people […]

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The Average Employee Is Best – Yeah Right!

March 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s become commonplace in larger organizations to ensure that employees achieve to a set standard. Maybe it’s that they are even audited to achieve that standard. Perhaps they are sterilized to a particular set of processes. Achievement of what’s set down becomes the target. It’s become the norm to ‘dumb down’ on performance, to get […]

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Making The Difference – Desperate Housewives Style!

March 19, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I’ve found something to write about of value from ‘Desperate Housewives’ – not that I watch it of course – it was on in the other room…honest! Bear with me whilst I set the scene, there is a valid point I’m making somewhere in here! Last night an episode aired in the UK which marked […]

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Delegation for Business Leaders – How Letting Go Works

March 10, 2009 | By

To create the time for the specific role of a leader, as much as possible of the day to day delivery must be handed over. This level of delegation is very important, not only to create the space for the leader to develop visions and longer terms strategic goals, but also in encouragement of key […]

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Quick Thinking Required

March 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’m fascinated by productivity. Making things actually happen, instead of pondering endlkessly is a huge step forward for any manager. When I was in Australia recently, I met up with Dr Ken Hudson, from The Speed Thinking Zone. Ken’s premise is that things take way too long and there is a better way. Hudson’s Law […]

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